Bain & Company
4.4 of 5 535 reviews
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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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4.4 535 reviews

                             

99% Approve of the CEO

Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek

Bob Bechek

(191 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work culture and work-life balance of teams here is much better than the other organizations I have worked with"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Really interesting work and you're surrounded by great people"
    in 47 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance can be very hard to maintain in this career"
    in 76 reviews
  • "Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours"
    in 84 reviews
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    Combination of work and dedicated mentors provides great foundation for any future career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood review system, people/culture are great

    ConsLong hours, travel, day-to-day work is not always exciting

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    best job after undergrad

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosamazing culture, people development, learn different industries, can transfer to different geos

    Conslong hours, hard work, travel every week

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove staffing model to create more flexibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work with focus on the people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people culture. It is the people who makes this company great
    Challenging work, but fun

    ConsNot much to say. The company is very focused on the people and culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose focus on the people

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    The best job I've ever had

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI am an Executive Assistant and absolutely love it. There is a tremendous investment on people here at Bain. That's important to feel especially in a support staff role. I feel empowered, encouraged and valued in my role. The work is always changing, and that keeps it fun and exciting. The focus on work life balance is unlike anything I've ever seen for EAs. Also, there are opportunities galore - if you are interested in learning a different industry - be it HR, IT, Recruiting, Marketing, etc, they take those desires seriously and will work to place you in that space.

    ConsSecuring conference room space is getting difficult because we are growing so much!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am so impressed with your continuous improvement focus! Keep doing what you're doing. Thank you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall great place to work

    ConsNo Cons that I can think of

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    All depends on the particular cases you work on and the partners you work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive colleagues, opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with clients, interesting cases/adventurous travel, fun firm culture and traditions, excellent benefits.

    ConsSome cases are so intense they literally take over your life and you only have time for Bain, firm not flexible in approaches to the work, firm does not allow you to specialize in an industry until the Manager level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the generalist model and start transitioning to a specialist model so that Bainies can develop true industry expertise (and not just calling someone an "expert" because he did on case on a related industry 3 years ago). Clients that work with both Bain and competitors recognize this as Bain's main weakness.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally interesting work and you're surrounded by great people. Exit opps are as good as they come, but I don't really see any reason to leave. Culture is fun and supportive, and building great relationships is very easy here.

    ConsTravel lifestyle is better than some other top firms because of the local staffing model, but still can wear on you. Hours can be grueling but rough patches never last too long.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Legal Temp (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNice office, smart co-workers, friendly atmosphere, challenging work, good leadership, good work-life balance

    ConsReally small cubicles and technology isn't as cutting edge as it should be

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsReally strong training and exit opportunities

    ConsDifficult lifestyle, day-to-day work sometimes grueling

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive atmosphere

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat people to work with, always willing to share and to learn. Bain hires the best available people, and it shows. This company offers an opportunity to work in a worldwide marketplace on many diverse projects. The company atmosphere is extremely fun, with a definite work hard play hard feeling. Bain finds many ways to help in the community as well

    ConsHard to set one's self apart with so many talented colleagues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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